Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed the moving reason his kids were his motivation to lose 50 pounds of weight and how you can do it too...
Gordon Ramsay’s weight loss was all thanks so a very simple change in his lifestyle.
The celebrity chef was speaking on the Today show in America when he showed off his impressive 50 pound weight loss – that’s 22 bags of sugar!
Gordon revealed that portion control was at the heart of his weight loss and changing when he ate as well as how much he ate.
As a chef, it is obviously near impossible to steer clear of things like carbs and fattening ingredients like cream and butter that deliver heaps of flavour.
After all if you’re heading out to a restaurant for a date night do you really want to be thinking about a low-fat or low-calorie dinner? You’ll probably be going for the steak and chips with a dessert to finish and a large glass (or two) of wine – we would too!
So instead of restricting his diet in terms of the things he could eat, Gordon restricts his eating to five small meals a day.
He explained: ‘I’m very good now at eating five times a day, but small amounts as opposed to a big breakfast, big lunch and big dinner.’
Gordon’s weight loss was all down to portion control and changing when he eats
Gordon also offered some health advice and urged people to think about the quality of the food they are eating over the quality.
He said: ‘If Americans toned down the sort of quantity and honed in on the quality, you’d feel so much better. So it’s about sort-of eating better, but eating less at the same time.’
This is something Brits can relate too as well given obesity is at an all time high and one in five children in Year 6 at school were classified as obese last year.
The motivation behind Gordon’s weight loss is also very heartwarming and something all parents can relate to.
Gordon explained: ‘My father passed of a heart attack at 53. That man never ever ate in my restaurant, and it pains me today to think that.’
Gordon with his four children and wife Tana
The father-of-four stressed that he didn’t want his own children to go through the same pain, which is why he is taking his health more seriously.
Gordon’s wife Tana also had a part to play as she joked: ‘Gordon’s famous for being blunt. I just gave him a little bit of his own medicine and basically suggested that he was getting a little wide around his middle.’